Hearty and Healthy Soup Recipe

January 11, 2014 by 5 Comments

There is nothing better than having a pot of soup simmering on the stove on a cold winter day, or in this case soup simmering in the slow cooker.  I recently made this hearty and healthy soup during our cold snap and it was yummy and warmed our little tummy.  I love soupie soup, so funny, hubby has to have crackers nearby and crushes them into the soup and makes himself kind of a mush. I guess he prefers more texture.

Lentil Soup


1  lb boneless beef sirloin steak

4  cups reduced-sodium beef broth

1 cup water

1  cup lentils, rinsed and drained

3/4  cup coarsely chopped red sweet pepper

1/2  cup chopped onion

1/2  cup sliced carrots

1/2  cup sliced celery

2  cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp ground cumin

1/4  tsp cayenne pepper

1/3  cup snipped fresh parsley


Trim fat from meat.  Cut into 3/4-inch pieces.  For a richer soup, cook beef in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned; otherwise, use uncooked meat.  Place in a 3-1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker.  Stir in broth, lentils, water, sweet pepper, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, cumin and cayenne.

Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-1/2 to 4 hours or LOW for 7 to 8 hours.  Stir in parsley; ladle soup into bowls.



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5 Responses to “Hearty and Healthy Soup Recipe”
  1. Looks delicious! Great minds think alike…I posted a soup today too 😉 I love that your soup is one to go in the crockpot! I’ve got to try this. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Martina says:

    Looks and sounds delish!! I love any type of beef soup!

  3. Sarah says:

    Looks good, Moni. We spend the fall and winter months eating soups, so thanks for this recipe.

  4. Carolyn says:

    Really delicious sounding recipe and perfect timing! Just this morning we were discussing what to do with a sirloin steak we have in the freezer. Yummy. The only thing I don’t have handy are the lentils. Can you recommend any substitutes?

  5. We love soup too. This one sounds delicious!! Thanks!

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